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10 French Baby Girl Names That Are So Chic

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It can be overwhelming to pick out a baby name. There are so many different places to look and options to choose from. Take heart, we’ve taken the guesswork out and created a list inspired by all things French. This collection is for those parents who want to give their daughter a name with international flair.

From dainty nature-inspired monikers to classy names full of spunk, there’s something for everyone in this compilation. These are names that will make everyone stand up and say “Ooh la la” when they meet your little girl. Please enjoy this list of 10 french baby girl names that are so chic.

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10 Amélie

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Perhaps one of the sweetest-sounding names on this list is Amélie. This is a charming spin on the moniker, Amelia. It entered the charts in the late 1800s and didn’t see much action until it gained popularity in 2002 when the film of the same name hit theatres. It has held its own, ever since.

Amélie is a French name that means work. If you’re looking for a sophisticated name for your daughter then be sure to consider Amélie. It would be perfect for a dainty and cute little girl. This one has world-wide appeal that makes it utterly irrestiable.

9 Simone

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Parents who want to give their daughter an international name and love French culture will adore the name, Simone. This one feels so polished and posh, we just had to add it to this list. It’s the female diminutive of the name Simon.

Simone is a French name that means harkening. We love that it has such a powerful meaning. This one gives a wink to one of the jazz greats, Nina Simone, who was a blues singer in the 1950s. It’s not a very common name so your daughter will feel so special if you give her this moniker.

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8 Carolie

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Carolie is another spunky French name that is totally unique. This one last saw a spike on the charts in the 1930s, so it has a beautiful vintage vibe. We think that it deserves to steal the stage once again since it’s so distinctive and cute.

Carolie is a clever twist of the name Caroline, which means free man. We like this version so much more and think that it would perfectly suit a prissy little girl. If you're having a hard time settling on a name for your daughter, you’d be smart to add this one to your shortlist.

7 Élise

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If you’re hoping to give your daughter a bohemian name, look no further than the name Élise. This one has melodic roots as Fur Elise is a popular Beethoven piano piece, which means that it will attract music lovers.

Élise is a French name that means pledged to God. How beautiful is that? This name-checks all the boxes for sounding lovely and having such a spiritual meaning. It hasn't seen much action on the charts and isn’t one that pops on popularity lists often. This just means that your daughter will stand out from the rest of the girls.

6 Mirielle

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Mirielle is an elegant name that feels so soft and sweet. It’s a fancy diminutive of Mira and a shortened version of the classic Miriam. This one feels like it just rolls off the tongue and we think that it would be an amazing option if you’re looking for a name that is tres chic.

It’s a French name that means miraculous. This one has such a positive message and would set your daughter up for a happy life. Some cute nicknames would be Miri, Elle, or Ellie. Gentle, polished, and alluring, a little girl named Mirielle will be well-loved.

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5 Odette

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Odette is a refined name that just had to be added to this list. You may remember this as the name of the good swan from the ballet, Swan Lake. Your little girl will grow up to be a prima ballerina with a moniker as delicate as this one.

It’s a French name that means wealthy, so your daughter will have good fortune if you name her Odette. It entered the charts in the early 1900s and held steady until it saw a surge in popularity in 2017. We think it’s poised to take off in a big way.

4 Margot

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Looking for a French name for your daughter that feels accessible? Then you should consider the moniker Margot. It’s recently found a place on several popular name charts and seems to be pouncing on current trends. The actress Margot Robbie has more than likely helped bring attention to it.

It's a French name and means pearl. Your little girl will always know just how treasured she is if you name her Margot. It’s a shortened version of Margaret and totally seems to stand on its own two feet. Be sure to snatch this one up before your friends do.

3 Lilou

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It doesn’t get much more adorable than the name Lilou. This name is popular in France but we think that it should dominate the charts around the world. You may remember this one as the name of the character played by Milla Jovovich in the film The Fifth Element.

It’s a French name that means Lily. This one is totally on-trend as it’s both inspired by nature and a floral name. We just love how fun it is to say, as it’s pronounced Lee-loo. Enchanting, sassy, and unique, Lilou could be the perfect name for your little flower.

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2 Renée

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Renée is an old-fashioned name that has quite a bit of modern sensibility. It was very popular in the mid-60s and we’re hoping that we can bring it back into the fold. It’s just so upbeat and cheery. The actress Renée Zellweger helped it to have an uptick but it’s still an untapped moniker.

It’s a French name that means reborn. We just love that it has such a hopeful meaning. A sweet nickname for this one would be Renny. This is one of those monikers that will mature right along with your daughter as she ages.

1 Eloise

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Eloise is an unforgettable name that earned it’s way onto this list, thanks to the children’s book series about a sassy little girl who lives in the Plaza Hotel. The Eloise books brought this name back into the spotlight and we think it’s a charming option.

It’s a French name that means healthy and is a diminutive of the buttoned-up moniker, Heloise. A few fun nicknames for this one would be Lolly or Ellie. It recently saw a spike on the charts in 2017 and doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. We think that this one has some serious staying power.

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